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Husband had vasectomy. Options??
denver_rose3 posted:
My husband has 3 boys with his ex-wife and had a vasectomy after his3rd child. We want to have a child together now and we decided not to get his reversed. What are ALL of our options?? Please help! I am going through the " I want a baby" phase in my life and it is sooooo hard when you cannot have one and everyone else is around you.
AmyAALC responded:
A vasectomy reversal is a great option! Studies have shown that a reversal is the most cost effective way to have a baby after a vasectomy. Your other options are sperm harvest from his epididymis or testicles for use in IVF (in vitro fertilization) or the use of donor sperm with IUI (intrauterine inseminations) or IVF.

Why is the reversal not an option? We see patients from all over the world here in our office and most can't get over how easy they heal post reversal. Dr. Marks and Dr. Burrows take great care to minimize pain and a majority of patients tell us it was easier on them then their vasectomy. If you do decide to explore the reversal make sure to seek a specialized microsurgeon. Local urologist sometime will do the procedure but not trained in the technique so the chances of a success are significantly lowered.

Amy Perkins, MS, TS
Laboratory Supervisor
Arizona Andrology Laboratory & Cryobank
International Center for Vasectomy Reversal

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